ABC's to Lowery Freshman Center
Absences – Attendance is taken each class period, every day. If your student is absent, please call the attendance clerk at (972) 396-6975 ext. 4118 to report the absence. Please send a written parent or doctor note upon returning to school. Students have 5 days to return a note to their house office for the absence to be counted as excused. More than 5 absences per class per semester will require time to be made up by State Law.
Also, it is a violation of compulsory attendance when a child has unexcused voluntary absences on:
1.) 10 or more days or parts of days within a 6 month period or
2.) 3 or more days or parts of days within a 4 week period
As a result of violating the Education Code 25.093 (Compulsory Attendance Law), a student may be referred to the truancy program.
Agendas – are required as a Hall Pass. They are offered for purchase in House offices for $7. (Available for $5 at Freshman Success Explore.)
Bus – Transportation is provided for students living more than 2 miles away. The AISD website has a link to find routes and times.
Car Pick-up lanes – are located on the East and West side of Lowery.
Check out during the school day – Send a note with your student the morning of the day they will be picked up, stating the time they need to check out. Students will present the note to the teacher and go to their house office to sign out and meet you at the reception area. Please allow ample time for this process and understand the receptionist is not always able to send notes to students.
Counselors – are in the House Offices. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Dress code – is outlined in the Student Handbook. Any violations will be sent to the House Offices and if not able to correct, the student will be given a consequence that aligns with the student code of conduct.
Deliveries – Students should arrive at school prepared for the day and bring all items with them to school. Students will not be notified of items left at the office/reception area.
E-Mail for AISD staff – All staff are: email@example.com(John_Smith@allenisd.org) A staff directory is also on the Lowery website.
Electronic Devices – Devices are allowed at the discretion of the teacher. Students must follow the acceptable use policy when using their devices.
Entrance for Parents – the only door available for entrance is the main door on Main Street. Please do not enter through any other door to visit Lowery during the school day. All parents and visitors must check in with the receptionist. Your driver’s license in required to check out a student or receive a visitor’s badge.
Food in Classroom – No food or drink other than water is allowed in classrooms unless it is a teacher sponsored activity.
Game Day Lunches – are to be left at the Athletic conference room across from the stadium on the LFC campus.
Grades – are posted on Family Access. Report cards are not mailed home unless requested.
Homework Policy – Preferably, you may email teachers at any time to request assignments. Students have the same amount of days to make up work as they were absent with an excused absence. A homework request can be initiated with the receptionist, after the 2nd full day that the student is out.
House Offices – Lowery has 3 House offices broken down by last names:
House 100 (A-Gn) - Principal Jeremy Miller & Secretary Stacy ODell Ext. 1017
House 200 (Go-Ni) – Principal Greg Charles & Secretary Theresa Crane Ext. 1800
House 300 (No-Z) – Principal Polly Montgomery & Secretary Joyce Donaldson Ext. 4102
I.D. Cards – the first one is free and must be carried by the student at all times while on campus or at school events. Lost ID cards can be replaced for $5 in the Main Administration Office at LFC.
If a student does not have their I.D card at lunch, they are directed to the Great Plate line and are able to charge lunch against their account for a limited time.
Late Buses – run Monday, Tuesday & Thursday afternoons for tutoring only. Bus passes are required to ride and only obtained from the tutoring teacher.
Lost & Found – Please see Security or House office for assistance.
Lunch Money – can be deposited in the cafeteria or at the reception desk. The student ID number should be put on the check or envelope. It must be deposited by 9:30am at LFC to be posted for lunch that same day.
Medications – must be accompanied by the written permission form available from the Nurse. NO medication should be carried by the student and none can be disbursed without written permission from a parent/guardian.
PTSA – Please join and support our PTSA!
Tardy Policy – The count starts over every 9 weeks.
Teacher Issues – please communicate directly with the teacher either via email or phone. If an appointment is needed, please arrange a time directly with the teacher. If you are unable to resolve the issue, please contact your House Office.
Testing – Please be aware that the EOC testing is part of the graduation requirements. This is in addition to Final exams. Be familiar with all testing requirements and procedures if a student is absent on a testing day.
Volunteer Opportunities – are available on a limited basis as your student gets older. You may contact PTSA to assist with volunteering to support LFC. Please make sure to complete the volunteer application yearly at the AISD district website.
Yearbooks – are separate from AHS Main campus and are ordered on-line in the Fall.